Who is the funnier head coach: Nick Saban of Alabama or his former QB coach with the Miami Dolphins and current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett?
Amari Cooper played for both men and told the Dan Patrick Show, "Nick Saban Is a really funny guy."
He told the DFW media Monday he enjoys playing for America's Team saying, "It's like I was a piece of the puzzle that was needed... I can only thank God that I was brought here to be a Dallas Cowboy... It just seems like everything fell in place here."
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Cooper was traded from the Raiders to the Cowboys during the 2018 season and truly helped transform a under-performing passing offense into a playoff offense. Quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Zeke Elliott were big beneficiaries of his addition.
The Pro Bowl wide receiver is due to get paid and he had this to say to Patrick on his important contract dealings.
Cooper's contract is getting plenty of discussion as the Cowboys try to find balance in paying so many of his Pro Bowl stars. I give him credit for saying all the right things on his contract situation, "I think I have so much more to prove. I think I'm just scratching the surface. I think people haven't seen half of what I can do out there on the field. I have so many more great plays in me, so much more good football ahead of me. My best football is ahead of me."
With a new offensive coordinator in Kellen Moore and a full off-season to work alongside Prescott the optimism is justified.
One of the big reasons I like Cooper is the way he goes about his business. In the current NFL so many big time receivers make it about them. Cooper is meek and humble. Man, that is refreshing.
Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham, Jr. are tremendously talented and productive All Pro wide outs but the drama they created in Pittsburgh and New York cause both men to get traded this off-season. Cooper has been the consummate teammate at Alabama, the Raiders and now the Cowboys. Dallas owner Jerry Jones has to see this and pay accordingly. Cooper fits the culture Garrett wants.
Dallas would be wise to pay Cooper before the receiver market gets reset by the Saints Michael Thomas. The Saints star wants a deal that pays him $22 million a season.
Know this, Jerry Jones has never lost a player he truly wanted to keep. The Cowboys must have Cooper in the fold for Prescott and the club to make the playoffs and possibility make a Super Bowl.